(W) Tennis

(W) Tennis Coaching Staff
Sofia Baptista
Volunteer Assistant
Coach Info:
Position: Volunteer Assistant
Hometown: Cascais, Portugal
High School: Escola Secundaria de Cascais
-Earned a spot on The American All-Academic Team
-Received ITA Scholar-Athlete distinction for the 2014-15 academic year
-As a junior, posted a 18-13 overall singles record and went 10-7 during the dual-match season
-Went 7-2 at No.6 and 3-1 at No. 5 for the Knights
-Tallied a 4-4 mark in The American with wins over UConn, SMU, Temple and USF.
-Posted a five-match win streak to finish the year
- Claimed the Juan Varon Invite Flight B title
-Registered an 8-6 doubles record, playing with Clare Mendell during the dual-match season
-Went 5-3 during conference matches
-Competed with Cortney Cesarini and captured the ITA Summer Circuit FSU Region Doubles Draw by winning four-straight matches from June 27-29 in Tallahassee, Fla.
-In her second season as a Knight, Baptista registered a 14-17 singles record with a 8-10 mark in dual matches
-Notched a 2-1 record at No. 3 singles, and was 4-3 at No. 5
-Had a five-match winning streak from March 2-21, highlighted by victories over Furman, UNC Asheville, SMU, No. 43 Memphis and No. 39 Kansas
-Went 14-12 in doubles play, primarily in action with Cortney Cesarini where the duo posted a 7-6 record
-Earned the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for having a GPA above a 3.75, and received a spot on the league's Honor Roll
-As a freshman, delivered a 17-14 singles record with a 12-9 mark in dual matches
-Posted a 3-3 record at No. 5 singles, and was 9-6 at No. 6
-Won her first four matches of her career, two coming at the Knights Invitational and two more at the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational
-Had a five-match winning streak from March 9-31, highlighted by victories over Saint Louis, Miami (Ohio), Boston University, East Carolina and UNC Wilmington
-Went 12-15 on the doubles court, primarily playing with Jenna Doerfler as the duo went 10-8 at the No. 3 position
-In the spring, boasted a four-match winning streak with wins against North Florida, No. 25 Memphis, Saint Louis and Boston University
-Tied for the Flight B doubles title at the Knights Invitational in September, partnering with Courtney Griffith Prior to UCF:
-Ranked No. 7 in her native country, she also achieved a No. 4 Under-16 national ranking as well as a No. 5 Under-18 ranking
-Reached the singles final of the U-18 regional championship in Lisbon, and the quarterfinals in doubles play
-Her team was the regional champions in 2011 while taking third place at nationals -Has participated in several international women's tournaments as well
-Graduated from Escola Secundária de Cascais where she was at the top of her class with a 3.8 grade-point average
-Was an honors student throughout high school, and earned second place in Cascais' entrepreneurship contest Personal:
-Born in Cascais, Portugal
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